University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

75-424 Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics W(3-2)

This course will examine advanced topics in applied ergonomics and occupational biomechanics research. The emphasis is on providing the tools and developing the skills required to identify occupational tasks of ergonomic concern, perform biomechanical analyses of tissue loads associated with a task, redesign operations to reduce the demands on heavily loaded tissues and optimize the feasibility that ergonomic changes will be implemented. Topics will include cumulative trauma disorder, low back pain, pre-employment screening, task analysis techniques and, human tissue tolerance to injury.

Prerequisites: 05-121 or 75-327 or (75-227, 75-360).
Course Profile

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
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